Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I had pretty high expectations for Fedora Core 6 and in some ways they were met. FC 6 certainly is one of the best looking distro’s I have seen, especially for a default installation. but several smaller issue bugs that crept into FC 6 made me wonder how organized they really are. The problems I encountered with Fedora Core 6 were not huge issues, but there were enough smaller bugs that made me wonder if this release was rushed.
A bad omen would have been that on the day of release (October 24) the Fedora Core home page went down until further notice. Now the problem could have been with hardware but the message I got was that the Fedora Core team was ill prepared and a lack of planning may have caused their webpage to go down (at the most unfortunate time). Since their primary “business” (they are a none profit group) is to write software, particularly stabile operating systems it certainly doesn’t reflect postively on them to have their website go down on the day of release.
Ok..enough with the griping.
FC6 was officially released. Even my preferred Belgian FTP mirror is serving it (but I am not going to download it now).
The rather unfortunate happening is the "known issue with various .redhat.com URLs and fedoraproject.org":
And the worse of all: a so-called sample of American humor, which I rather consider to be a sign of a teen-like immaturity: the release announcement!